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CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
-span.org. >> president obama awarded the medal of honor to former army staff sgt clinton romesha -- the fourth living veteran of the wars in iraq and afghanistan to be given the medal of honor. this is half an hour. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states and mrs. michelle obama, accompanied by medal of honor recipients staff sgt clinton romesha. ♪ ["hail to the chief"] >> let's pray. eternal god, from whom we come to whom we belong, and in whose service we find peace, such as written to be found in the spirit of truth and justice. on yourselves. the you men of valor -- of valor. -- the men of valor, retinas for the conflict. be ready for the conflict. better to paris and that all of them look upon it out origination. today, lord, we recognize men of valor, who in readiness for the conflict, the battle came upon them. their sacred story is one of life and death, suffering of servants faithfully rendered at the moment of truth. they belong to that small band of black knights. and a nation grateful for the men who follow and the men who lead. we offer our gratitude for the act
WHUT
Feb 12, 2013 8:30am EST
author whose biographies of bill clinton and vince lombardi of compelling. his latest is barack obama thhe's david maraniss. this is overheard. ♪ >> david maraniss, welcome. >> thank you, evan. >> great to see you. >> terrific o be here. >> this is a great book and the subject is so big, but i want to go kind of away from the book and ask generally about this president and why after all these years we still don't know where he's from, who he is, donald trump is asking for his college transcripts. i mean, there's not been a person in public life i would submit to you, about whom so much has been written, although out in the world so much apparently is still unknown. >> well, it's not unknown. >> of course i'm being facetious. >> he's the first african-american president. that's the first and only reason for all of this. >> this is all about race. >> it's all about race. >> at the end of the day you never asked for a birth certificate from a white guy. animosity and hatred that i saw directed towards bill clinton too so i can't say that all of that is about race, but the reason that
Comedy Central
Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm PST
, having been through it with clinton. wasn't the one with clinton where they put a different speech in the prompt? >> actually it wasn't the state of the union. a big health care speech. that was september 1993. he was... it was supposed to be a speech on health care. what was in there was state of the union from six months before. yes. seriously. i was in charge. >> jon: you were in charge? in theory, yeah. jon: but in practice? and as i saw the speech going through at hyper speed and clinton being brilliant and just add libbing the entire thing, i saw my career going before my eyes. >> jon: they never got the actual speech back up? >> 13 minutes. 13 minutes while looking at a screen that had another speech going at 90 miles per hour. it was amazing >> jon: how many "reallys" did he use? did he say anything like, "it's really, really, really important." it's very, very, very, big. he didn't do any of that? is this just going to be another exercise in theater? >> it's always theater. theater is important. the theater does matter. the big new theater you're going to see tomorrow but
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
representing bill clinton to the pope. >> how exciting for her. >> it was a challenge. >> i guess it was. >> e.j. this morning quotes somebody who says the most noted earnize i earnizing -- modernizing thing this pope did was to retire, get out of the way. could it be at this modern age a pope just can't afford to be seen frail and weakened in the 24/7 news cycle? are we moving beyond the days? >> i don't think that's necessarily true. john paul felt strongly he wanted the world to see him in a sickened state because that was humanity. that he was setting an example of someone who was frail and feeble and carrying on. i think this pope, you know, has decided to set a different example. we'll see what this precedent means. does it mean future popes have to be pushed out? does he have influence after a new pope is manamed? we're in unchartered waters. >> and in quite a while, we'll see -- >> they have their own camp david. >> with the choicloisted nuns. they'll probably get better food. >> the state of the address and the "washington post" talking about the state of the union never really meanin
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
to president clinton and david stockman former budget director for president reagan. the author of the corruption of capitalism in america. all right. nice to have you all on here. i hardly know where to start. you were scribbling i while i was talking so i go with you. number one thing, 12.3 million people unemployed. people would like to work or more to pay their bills. what will the president say or do about that. >> he will have a lot to say about it but there is nothing we he can do. we're broke as country. we can't afford one plug nickel for tax cuts or tax credits or infrastructure programs or job programs. we have to focus on our debt which is far worse than the president thinks. because he's basing it on a 10-year rosie scenario from cbo and omb that is a fairytale. the real problem is much worse because we'll not go 14 years without a recession or create 18 million jobs in the next 10 years. melissa: right. >> when we have only created two in the last. so i'm saying they should focus on the job of washington to get our fiscal accounts in order before we go over the dee
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 12:00pm PST
's go with the -- and up and comer of bill clinton. bill clinton took an enormous amount of heat of democrats after this video. this was a party flattened by reagan. on reagan's birthday, the night before the speech and clinton began with a warm tribute and happy birthday and democrats thought it was too complimentary. the video and then every democratic office holder in the country featured for 30 minutes. just -- >> their face inside of the -- >> map of the country. there's dukakis. cut to an interview. it was just -- >> it didn't sink bill clinton's career. >> and then three years later, the 45-minute speech and cheered and said -- he is proved -- that is the single greatest hope for bobby jindal to be president that bill clinton could have that video on the record and that speech in 1988 and survive it all and waiting to figure out what's the master form of the response. maybe rubio showing us something different tonight. doesn't do anything for anybody. >> that's why they call him the comeback kid, i know. did you know that off the top of your head or look any of that up? >>
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
of the union given by recent second term presidents. what reagan, clinton and bush's speeches can policy about president obama's chances for getting what he wants. we are live in rome as bets are being placed on who will lead the more than one billion roman catholics when the pope steps down. you are wuchatching "the daily rundown." i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer through 6 months. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events, including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you'
PBS
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm PST
and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration opposing any unilateral action. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. >>> rebels in syria are making important strides. it provides electricity to aleppo and other northern cities. the rebels have surrounded a aleppo airport and other places around the country. they launched a major attack. they are vowing to liberate the capital damascus. they are worried civil war may be spilling across the border. it killed 12 people and damaged vehicles taking aid supplies to syria. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarkets. the british regulators found 60% of the meat used in lasagne was from horses, but the products were labeled as 100% beef. they recalled them after tests confirmed they containe
MSNBC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm PST
in the speech. this year the first lady's guests will include army staff sergeant clinton romashay who was awarded the medal of honor for valor in one of the deadliest battles in afghanistan. after attending the funeral of hadiya pendleton, the young chicago honor student shot dead in chicago just a week after she performed as a majorette in the president's inauguration parade in washington, d.c., just after attending the young woman's funeral this weekend, the first lady, michelle, will be hosting her mother, hadiya pendleton's mother as one of the guests for the president's speech. interestingly, a number of the democratic members of the house, democratic members of congress, i should say, both houses, have also announced that they have given tickets to the speech to relatives and friends of people who have been killed by gun violence. including relatives and friends of victims of the aurora mass shooting, aurora, colorado, and the newtown mass shooting from december, and the tucson mass shooting. former congresswoman gabby giffords and her husband will be attending as guests of her
CBS
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
obama awarded the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. in 2009, with u.s. forces in eastern afghanistan under taliban attack, a wounded romesha ducked enemy fire to rescue other wounded soldiers and recover bodies of the fallen. david martin spoke to romesha about the battle. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize just how indefensible it was to an attack from taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant cliff romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapons fire from machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: and where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. it was just from every high point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and then continued to take them throughout the remainder of the firefight. >> reporter: a recreation of the battle shows romesha was everywhere that day run
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 4:30am EST
sergeant clinton row meesha will also be there tonight. >>> you may want to avoid driving near the capitol tonight because of the state of the union. capitol police are closing several streets including constitution avenue between second street northeast and louisiana avenue northwest. pennsylvania avenue between first and third streets northwest and east capitol street between second and first streets. independence avenue will also be closed between second street southeast and washington avenue southwest. you can watch the president's speech tonight right here on nbc4. our coverage begins at 8:45 and reaction afterward on news 4:00 at 11:00. >>> today a senate judiciary subcommittee will look for ways to reduce gun violence. ha committee will examine the legality and -- two harvard professors from the law school will testify today. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at that hearing before heading to the state of the union. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta will say his final goodbyes to his colleagues at the pentagon. that happens later this morning. he's served since j
Comedy Central
Feb 11, 2013 11:30pm PST
of paintings from george w. bush. >> stephen: yes, paingts by george w. bush. president clinton has his global initiative and jimmy carter has habitat for humanity but now we know that george w. bush is hard at work painting self portraits in the shower. [ laughter ] that say bold artistic vision that says faces are hard. [ laughter ] it's not like the president sits around day painting shower portraits. he also did one taking a bath because after a hard day's painting in the shower, there's nothing like a relaxing paint in the tub. of course, we may never know exactly what the artist intended with these works but looking at the muted palette, the fusion of the delicate background, i think it's safe to say, how can i kill some time before swamp wars. [laughter] nation, this morning i did what i always do, i went on huffington post to get my rage levels up and to check out the most adorable panda nip slips but when i was there i saw something truly shocking. actual news. according to the 72-point font: pope out. naturally i was shocked. the pope came out of the closet? [laughter] i mean it make
KCSMMHZ
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. japan controls the territory. china and taiwan claim it. former u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton said last month the obama administration opposes any unilateral action to undermine japan's control of the islands. her successor, john kerry, supports that position. now, u.s. leaders have expressed concern about an escalation in china's activities around the disputed islands, including a recent violation of japanese air space by chinese aircraft. >>> european authorities are investigating several firms in connection with a meat labeling scandal. food safety regulators are looking into the possibility someone deliberately switched beef for horse meat because it's cheaper to produce. officials in britain and ireland studied frozen lasagnes and hamburgers sold this year in supermarkets. the british regulators found 60% of the meat used in lasagne was from horses, but the products were labeled as 100% beef. they recalled them after tests confirmed they contained horse meat. a french company produced the lasagnes using meat from romaine yann slaughter houses. they want those responsible
NBC
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
. president obama awarded the medal of honor to retired army staff sergeant clinton romesha for his incredible bravery during one of the most fierce attacks in our nation's longest war. after today's emotional ceremony in the east room, there are now 80 living recipients of our nation's highest award for military valor. our report tonight from our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski. >> reporter: wedged deep into a valley surrounded by soaring mountains, combat outpost keating in eastern afghanistan was a death trap. for staff sergeant clint romesha, it was indefensible. >> every which direction you looked, you were looking straight up at the mountain. >> reporter: romesha and the other soldiers at c.o.p. keating were under constant attack. but in october 2009, the taliban launched the most ferocious assault ever. and unleashed a deadly downpour of fire like shooting fish in a barrel. >> 360 degrees, we were taking, you know, rpgs, machine gunfire, mortar fire was coming in. i mean, it was accurate. it was, you know, on target. it was pinning positions down. >> reporter: the americans wer
FOX
Feb 11, 2013 11:00pm EST
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FOX
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
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WHUT
Feb 12, 2013 9:30am EST
was the make-up artist for president clinton. she may still be. she made you up today. >> there we go. she hit the big time family. >> she improved on nature. >>> this is really a season of tomorrow for -- tor meant for the person who has had a dull russ relationship. the adulterer is a very tormented person. is that true? >> of course they are. you are dealing with feelings you have towards your spouse, your lover. you don't know which way to turn. it is the ultimate guilt. if you do not have the gil it is antisocial-type of personality. >> we are joined on a live line by pamela paul who is a distinguished writer and published a book called "foreign affied." also the author of "start matrimony." >> senator brown held hearings on the effect. pornography on the family and i was there to talk about the impact porn had on relationships, marriages and children. >> the subcommittee held an entire hearing on the subject of pornography and its availability and volume. can you speak to that? >> sure. it used to be even just 10 or 15 years ago in order to have access to porn you have to go down to seed
FOX
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
paul editor and chief. and wrote hundreds of speeches for president clinton and lectured on historic and modern day political speech writing. good to see you back on the show. >> good to be here. >> what do you expect to hear from the president and what does he need to say? >> from all indications, the president is going to have a focus on the economy. talking about steps that can be taken by congress. he's going to be putting a lot of what we've been hearing about in an economic context. in other words, he's going to talk about immigration but talk about the benefits. increase gdp and taxation. you are going to see a lot of weaving together of things the president has had on his agenda. infrastructure bank, for instance. put in the context of the election is over. the economy is weak. we need to juice it up some. and please, let's not have budget battles that do damage to this nation's he can knowledge i can recovery. >> what is the message that he'll deliver to folks in congress? what will that message be and how do you do that and still speak to the nation? >> well, i think that y
NBC
Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
barber. he replaced her in the house. staff sergeant clinton romesha will be a guest of the president as well. he received the congressional medal of honor yesterday. you can watch the speech tonight on nbc4. our coverage begins at 8:45. we'll have reaction afterwards on news 4 at 11:00. >>> today a senate judiciary subcommittee will hear testimony on gun violence in our country. he'll also look at the effectiveness and constitutionality of current and proposed gun laws. two harvard law school professors will testify at the hearing. the family of hadiya pendleton will also be at the hearing for heading to the state of union. a court hearing that involves two of the victims of the virginia tech shooting. they're arguing that the appeal should be heard. this stems from a lawsuit the victims' families won against the state. they say their daughters could have survived the 2007 shooting spree if virginia tech alerted the campus earlier about the gunman. a judge later upheld the finding but reduced the damages. >>> a united nations agency proposing stricter safety guidelines on the batteri
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
as a mattering.- as it i was not impressed with bill clinton, but the status of the union addresses made me warm up to him. it was the way he spoke that changed the way i looked at him as a president. i think it's a great opportunity for a president to bring people together if they can say the right things and reach out across the aisle. host: there was a little written about president clinton in the "new york times this morning. this report -- arnold's in tennessee on our democratic line. good morning. caller: good morning. i appreciate you taking my phone call. i just wanted to say something that got my attention last year during the state of the union address was there were some streaks of light that came across the screen that looked -- i had never seen that happen before in any of the state of the union addresses. they looked almost spiritual. some people accused obama of staging that. d like something from god or something. would it be ok if i shared a web site that i have? host: is it relevant to our conversation, arnold? caller: yes. i believe it is relevant, because we are living in som
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
at the end of clinton to where we are today? >> yes, senator. >> in terms of unemployment, the number, roughly 78.8%, but would you agree if you looked at real unemployment, people who are working part-time when they want to work full-time, they are looking at maybe 14%, is that a full statement? >> yes. >> we are in the midst of a major recession. the debate that is taking place, as many of my republican friends believe that the answer to the deficit problem, which all of us agree is a serious problem is to cut social security, cut medicare, cut medicaid and cut programs for children, that is true, one way to go forward. some of us believe that we have got to take a look at revenue and the fact that at 15.8% of g.d.p., revenue today is the lowest point it has been in almost 60 years. some of us believe we have to take a hard look at huge corporate loopholes that before you cut a woman in vermont who's living on $15,000 a year social security, you may want to end some of the loopholes that enable the bank of america to stash their money in the cayman islands. that's what the debate is
Current
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
for threatening the life of the president. he has called hillary clinton a bitch. he has attacked senator dianne feinstein and senator barbara boxer among others and he is a guest of a member of congress tonight at the state of the union address. unfreakin' believable. here he is, sounds a little hard but you'll hear it. here he is at a concert last year where first of all -- he's got a machine gun on stage. okay. so he's a member of the nra. who cares he's a member of the nra. that's not the problem. that's not the issue. who cares he's against gun control. that's not the issue. the issue is his language and his actions. here he is on stage with a machine gun talking about the president of the united states. >> obama. obama is a piece of [ bleep ] clear cheer. [ cheering ] >> bill: in case you can't quite make it up, he might want to suck on one of these a machine gun. you punk. obama, he's nothing but a piece of crap except he didn't say crap. this is the president of the united states. okay. then he goes on to talk about the secretary of state, hillary clinton. [ indiscernible ] >> bill: hill
FOX Business
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am EST
names including bill clinton and martha stuart. joining us now is former special counsee to president clinton. it sounds like you feel that president obama has been following from behind. it did not lead on simpson pulls own debt reduction. a democrat from illinois and a republican conservative from oklahoma supported a $4 trillion balanced approach which the republicans have rejected. dennis: tell us what you think as dead as a moral issue. >> i really felt this way. i have two younger children and a second generation of children. don't all the receipts on my children's laugh and said you pay for my trip, that would be a moral. that is what our generation is doing. barack obama is a one-person all-americans vote for or against. he is the only president we have. he should say tonight this is a great moral issue of our time. dennis: if you were advising president obama, he cannot possibly -- we had $10 trillion. >> i think you would share the guilt of all of us. they used to call on all politicians. still my inspiration. both parties are guilty. george bush took a trillion dollar surpl
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am PST
of the problem. these comparisons with obama. obama kind of followed the hillary clinton strategy of keep your head down, do the work, don't let yourself get sort of sucked into the celebrity of the fact that you are a part of the senate, but actually, you know, get some marks on the board, really do something. instead, what you see with rubio, it's like he is trying so hard to, like, be on the cover and be popular and, yet, the preview of his remarks tonight where he is talking about the correlation between the debt and unemployment, he is completely wrong or during the hearings when he was talking about foreign policy. he sounded like he had no idea how these things actually work even though the words sounded very lovely all mixed together like that. >> rick, i think part of that maybe perhaps is that you can't actually tie yourself to specific policy in the current republican party. i mean, the thing about -- the difference between barack obama and hillary clinton is that they really weren't that far apart in terms of actual policy. there were a few measurable differences that were -- a lot
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
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PBS
Feb 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
of the senate. former u.s. army staff sergeant clinton romesha received the nation's highest military decoration this afternoon, the medal of honor. on october 3, 2009, in rtheastern afghanistan, he and 50 other americans were attacked by 300 taliban fighters at combat outpost keating. he led a desperate day-long battle despite being wounded, and killed at least ten insurgents himself. at the white house today, president obama said romesha risked his life to rescue the wounded and retrieve bodies. >> clint romesha lives the soldier's creed: "i will never leave a fallen comrade." so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down, and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meters run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends, and they brought them home. >> sreenivasan: romesha is only the fourth living medal of honor recipient for actions in iraq or afghanistan. on wall street today, trading was light, and stocks drifted lower. the dow jones industrial average lost more than 21 points to close at 13,971. the nasdaq fell a little less than two points
PBS
Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
and the democrats have averaged one hour and 14 minutes, bill clinton. an hour and five minutes, barack obama. ronald reagan averaged 40 min tonight's his state of the union and richard nixon averaged 35 minutes. >> woodruff: that counts applause. >> that counts applause. i think he would endear himself to the nation if he just stood up and said i'm going to... >> that should be a voting issue all by itself. who do you vote for? >> woodruff: are you saying there's been a lack of urgency coming out of the white house? >> i think there's a lot of important issues that they've emphasized. gun control or immigration or training and research. but i mean what is it that comes out that the president says this is what defines my presidency? david is right. he was far more assertive, in his inaugural address than he was in his first term. i guess we expect that to continue. is there an olive branch offered? i mean, is there a sense or is there going to be the republicans have lost five of the last six elections in the popular vote. five of the last elections they lost senate seats. they lost the house
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am EST
's the message to hillary clinton. reports that the former secretary of state is america's most popular politician. it obama, bynum and john gibson. let's go live to capitol hill. >> i was assuming that was an unsolicited video. we are all broken up by that. i am extremely troubled. tom, what do you make of this? are you surprised? she is a delight. she is a delightful person. >> women love her because she is a strong educated woman and she takes you back. >> how much does the favorable press help her? nobody asks tough questions. >> she has had a free pass her whole career. except when she ran against obama, of course. but she is the most popular politician in the country, but she is no longer a politician. she doesn't have to debate. she does president have to take the top policy [stances|instances] and this terms of debating other people she gets to travel the world. it is a tough job. but what has she done that is the remarkable thing? >> i can't think of a single thing. i went through the list. if you look at the middle east and if you look at iran from three years ago and syria, n
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
clinton romesha. as david martin reports, romesha defended an outpost in afghanistan after being wounded himself. >> reporter: you have to see combat outpost keating to realize how indefensible it was to an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it'
MSNBC
Feb 12, 2013 2:30am PST
living american soldier from the afghanistan war to receive the medal of honor. clinton romesha was recognized yesterday for defending an american outpost from hundreds of taliban fighters. despite being wounded in battle, the soldier attacked enemies and also helped save many of his fellow troops. >> he lives the soldier's creed. i will never leave a falling comrade. so he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down. and they kept charging, 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meter run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. there are many lessons from cop keating, one of them is that our troops should never, ever be put if a position where they have to defend the indefensible. but that's what these soldiers did for each other in sacrifice driven by pure luck. >>> all right. not to be outdone by his dad, his young son collin entertained the crowd before the ceremony. it was super cute. msnbc had that live. president obama said that little guy actually had also been racing around the oval office in advance of the cere
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